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Photo credit: Lindsey Wilson Athletics
(10)Indiana Wesleyan
(2)Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Women's Tennis - Thu, May 18, 2017

MOBILE, Ala. -- No. 10 Indiana Wesleyan dropped a 5-0 decision to No. 2 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) in the 2017 NAIA Women’s Tennis National Championship Quarterfinals. The Wildcats matched a program best run at the national tournament matching last year’s team as the only IWU teams to reach the quarterfinal round.



  • NAIA National Championship Quarterfinals
  • Score:  Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) def. Indiana Wesleyan, 5-0
  • Records:  Indiana Wesleyan 37-9   |   Lindsey Wilson 21-4  
  • Tournament Seed:  Indiana Wesleyan - No. 10   |   Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) - No. 2
  • NAIA Ranking:  Indiana Wesleyan - No. 10   |   Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) - No. 2
  • Location:   Copeland-Cox Tennis Center   |   Mobile, Alabama




  • No. 1:  Rachel Bottorff (IWU) vs. Alex Shchipakina (LWC) 2-6, 1-4 DNF
  • No. 2:  Alex Mella (IWU) vs. Minja Gligic (LWC) 1-6, 3-2
  • No. 3:  Fiona Curty (LWC) def. Lizzie Bauss (IWU) 6-2, 6-1
  • No. 4:  Marissa Klein (IWU) vs. Maria Prados Cid (LWC) 1-6, 1-4 DNF
  • No. 5:  Jovana Peric (LWC) def. Olivia Reed (IWU) 6-1, 6-0
  • No. 6:  Thewuni Devaraja (IWU) vs. Natalia Kattah (LWC) 3-6, 1-2 DNF

Extra! Extra!

  • Indiana Wesleyan was in the NAIA National Quarterfinals for the second time in program history. IWU reached the last eight of the tournament in 2016.
  • IWU is 14-18 all-time at the national championship.
  • The 37 wins for Indiana Wesleyan is a new program record. The old record of 33 was set last season.


  • “The girls played very well today. Lindsey Wilson is just an excellent team. They have the opportunity to win it all this year. Most of the games were either deuce or our add, but we just could not put games away and win the mega points.”
  • “I am really proud of this group of girls. They had an incredible season and set several program records. They represented Indiana Wesleyan and Christ extremely well. The future is bright for IWU Women’s Tennis.”
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